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Following the government’s guidance, from 4 April we will not be requiring delegates to undertake any testing before attending their course. However, it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn when in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is not possible. There may also be some courses which still require additional PPE - this will be provided as appropriate.

While the requirement for testing has been relaxed, we ask that students/delegates only attend their course if they are fully well to do so - this is to ensure that fellow students/delegates and staff are protected and courses can continue to run.

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This two-day course is an introductory safety training programme aimed at providing awareness of the major accident hazards, work place hazards and associated controls found on offshore installations. 

In addition to the BOSIET training requirements, many offshore oil and gas operators in the world have now made this training mandatory for all new entrants to the oil and gas industry.  

A MIST course can be taken prior to or after the BOSIET course, and therefore caters for personnel who may already have a BOSIET but haven't been offshore. 

The programme is designed to introduce the fundamental safety elements of the offshore oil and gas industry to new starts, giving an appreciation of the potential hazards and controls that might be encountered by personnel offshore. 

What you'll learn

Each module within MIST has been designed to focus students' attention on their personal responsibility for safety thus influencing behaviour and attitude towards co-workers, the installation and the environment.

The course consists of five modules: 

  • Major accident hazards 
  • Workplace hazards and personal safety 
  • Risk management 
  • Control of work 
  • Helicopter safety 

The combined training programme is fully approved by OPITO with supporting certification and accredited to the Vantage database on successful completion. 

You will be eligible to receive a discounted course fee if you book a MIST course with either BOSIET and Escape Chute TrainingBOSIET with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System and Escape Chute TrainingFOET and Escape Chute Training, or FOET with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System and Escape Chute Training.

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Warsash Maritime School and Solent University.

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    Although there are no specific medical requirements for this course, you must have a current offshore medical certificate before being allowed to work offshore.

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Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday

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